It’s such a common goal, such a powerful goal (mainly because it is, for most people, a foundation for self-confidence) it gets three separate blogs.
Health and nutrition will actually get a lot of attention as, without it, achieving other goals becomes more challenging than they could be if health were more under control.
The science behind losing weight is actually extremely simple, as it’s basic foundation is driven through static scientific physiology. Essentially, if you do A, you will get B. There is no mystery or magic behind it. The weight loss challenge exists due to the fact that we live in a culture that pushes us to consume all kinds of delicious food. Overcoming the deep roots that social psychology creates in temptation is the key to unlatching yourself from years of patterned behavior and immersing yourself in the science that will create weight loss.
Here are the three simple keys to losing weight and feeling great:
1. Calorie count
Everyone has a minimum calorie count that will trigger weight loss. You’ll have to figure out your own based on age and height.
If your body needs 2000 calories daily to maintain your current body weight, than it’s time to drop that calorie count in order to drop that weight. And it doesn’t have to be anything significant. If you dropped your daily calorie count to 1700, as an example, and were able to commit to that daily calorie count for 90 days, I promise you, you WILL lose weight.
Having said that about calories, however, we must be aware that, eating 1000 calories of pizza vs eating 1000 calories of carrots will administer the same weight loss results. However, you won’t feel great in either situation…your body needs a vast array of micronutrients in order to function. So be aware of where those calories are coming from and what nutrients are entering your body.
This doesn’t mean, essentially, sweating it out at the gym every single day. Fitness could be just getting your heart to pump blood through your veins for 20 minutes at a faster pace than it normally would. Get up, move around, if your goal for the new year is self-care, make it a small step goal to go for a walk every morning (this will help you physically and mentally on so many levels) just to get some extra calories burned (hint: if you still want to enjoy a treat every now and then, burning more calories makes room for that treat 😉 )
And that’s it. Calorie count, micronutrients, and fitness. On the surface, it seems so simple, yet so hard to commit to psychological.
So how do we commit to it? How do we stay accountable? How do we stay motivated to lose weight? Well, that requires goal setting and establishing a powerful WHY, and love and assistance that a life coach can help with. Let’s make this new year the one where you actually stick to your weight loss goals!
Life Coach Tommy is a Certified Life Coach based out of Sherman Oaks, CA and serves Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. You can get back to the home page by clicking HERE